Aga Khan Development Network & Agence Française de Développement finance expansion of Aga Khan hospitals in Kisumu & Mombasa

Nairobi, Kenya, 12 January 2017 – As part of one of the largest expansions of quality health care services in East Africa, the Aga Khan Development Network and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed agreements for a total of US$19.5 million towards the improvement and expansion of the Aga Khan Hospitals in both Mombasa and  Kisumu.

The total project cost is $27.8 million (over Kenyan Shilling 2.8 billion). The balance investment of $8.3 million is a grant from the Aga Khan Development Network.

Aga Khan Health Service and AFD also signed a second agreement for a US$ 266,000 (Euro 250,000) grant from AFD for capacity building in palliative care in all four hospitals in East Africa (Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu and Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam).

 

“This is important not only because ‘every life counts’, but also because few investments in other sectors can generate such human and economic benefits.”

 

– H.E. Antoine Sivan, French Ambassador Designate to Kenya

 

AKDN’s Resident Representative Azim Lakhani (left), French Ambassador-designate Antoine Sivan (centre) and AFD Regional Director Bruno Deprince (right) sign a € 250,000 grant agreement for strengthening capacity building in Palliative care across the AKDN Hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania. (Image credit: AKDN / Onyango K'Olwal)
AKDN’s Resident Representative Azim Lakhani (left), French Ambassador-designate Antoine Sivan (centre) and AFD Regional Director Bruno Deprince (right) sign a € 250,000 grant agreement for strengthening capacity building in Palliative care across the AKDN Hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania. (Image credit: AKDN / Onyango K’Olwal)

 

“This is a major milestone.

 

We also want to thank our French partners.

 

From this partnership, thousands of people have [benefited] and will benefit from modern healthcare.”

 

– Moyez Alibhai, Chairman, Aga Khan Health Services – Kenya

 

Aga Khan Development Network Diplomatic representative Azim Lakhani (left), French Ambassador to Kenya Antoine Sivan (centre) and Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) Director Bruno Deprince on January 13, 2017 during the signing of a Sh1.2 billion agreement for the expansion of the Aga Khan hospitals in Mombasa and Kisumu. (Image credit: WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP)
Aga Khan Development Network Diplomatic representative Azim Lakhani (left), French Ambassador to Kenya Antoine Sivan (centre) and Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) Director Bruno Deprince on January 13, 2017 during the signing of a Sh1.2 billion agreement for the expansion of the Aga Khan hospitals in Mombasa and Kisumu. (Image credit: WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP)

 

“These programmes will fit seamlessly within the Aga Khan Development Network continuum of care approach with links to Aga Khan Hospital-Nairobi.

 

Additionally, AKDN will expand its footprint by establishing additional 10 Outreach Health Centres to the current three centres.”

 

– Noorali Mimon, CEO, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa

 

Aga Khan Hospital to upgrade Kisumu, Mombasa facilities
Bruno Deprince AFD Director Nairobi Office (left) signs and exchanges documents with the Aga Khan Health services Kenya chairman mr Mr Moyez Alibhai (right). Looking on is Gov Ranguma (2nd right) and Ambassador Antoine Sivan of France

 

The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa major expansion, will include the establishment of an invasive cardiology programme, a day care chemotherapy centre, a neonatal high dependency unit and a niche in rehabilitation medicine. Additionally, the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa will expand its reach in the Coast Region by establishing an additional ten Outreach Health Centres during the planned period.

 

 

French Ambassador to Kenya Antoine Sivan (2ND L), Chairman of the Aga Khan Health Services, Kenya Mr Moyez Alibhai (2ND R), CEO Aga Khan Kisumu Mr Syed Sohail (R) with Mr Ranguma (C). (Image credit: Kisumu News)
French Ambassador to Kenya Antoine Sivan (2ND L), Chairman of the Aga Khan Health Services, Kenya Mr Moyez Alibhai (2ND R), CEO Aga Khan Kisumu Mr Syed Sohail (R) with Mr Ranguma (C). (Image credit: Kisumu News)

 

In Kisumu, the Aga Khan Hospital, will grow to a 100-bed facility (from the current 61 beds), expand its women and child health programme, implement elements of cardiology and cancer programmes  that are part of the regional AKDN continuum of care approach and create a niche programme in infectious diseases with linkages to non-communicable diseases. In addition, the Hospital will expand its footprint by establishing an additional ten Outreach Health Centres.

 

“I wish to congratulate the Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu on this milestone and commend them for being one of the health facilities playing a leading role in healthcare provision not only in Kisumu County but the entire Western region.”

 

– Jack Ranguma, Kisumu Governor

 

The Aga Khan Hospital Outreach Health Centres serve as “hubs” for the AKDN’s expanding East Africa Integrated Health System in the region, which is dedicated to providing high-quality health coverage at affordable prices to an economically diverse population.

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